Macquarie Bank makes sweeping home loan rate cuts

author-avatar By on May 15, 2020
Macquarie Bank makes sweeping home loan rate cuts

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Macquarie Bank and Northern Inland Credit Union have made a sweeping raft of rate cuts across their owner occupier and investment home loans.

It was a fairly quiet week for home loan rate cuts, with Macquarie Bank and Northern Inland Credit Union being the only lenders to make any.

Over the last few weeks, the bulk of rate cuts have been made to fixed loan products, with advertised rates hovering ever closer to the 1% p.a mark. 

Across the board, many fixed home loans now have similar rates to their variable loan counterparts, as seen in the table below.

Buying a home or looking to refinance? The table below features home loans with some of the lowest interest rates on the market for owner occupiers.

Lender
Advertised rate Comparison rate Monthly repayment Rate TypeOffsetRedrawOngoing FeeUpfront FeesLVRLump Sum RepaymentAdditional RepaymentsPre-approval

VariableMore details
LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 2yr (LVR < 80%)

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • For purchase and refinance, min 20% deposit
  • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
LIMITED TIME OFFER

Smart Booster Home Loan Discounted Variable - 2yr (LVR < 80%)

  • Fast turnaround times, can meet 30-day settlement
  • For purchase and refinance, min 20% deposit
  • No ongoing or monthly fees, add offset for 0.10%
VariableMore details
100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNTNO APPLICATION FEE OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
100% FULL OFFSET ACCOUNTNO APPLICATION FEE OR ONGOING FEES

Low Rate Home Loan - Prime (Principal and Interest) (Owner Occupied) (LVR < 60%)

  • No upfront or ongoing fees
  • 100% full offset account
  • Extra repayments + redraw services
VariableMore details
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
REFINANCE IN MINUTES, NOT WEEKS

Nano Home Loans Variable Owner Occupied, Principal and Interest (Refinance Only)

  • Refinance only. Fast online application
  • No Nano fees. Free 100% offset sub account
  • Mobile app, Visa debit card & instant payments
VariableMore details
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
YOU COULD WIN $100k TO PAY DOWN YOUR LOAN*

Owner Occupier Accelerates - Celebrate (LVR < 60%) (Principal and Interest)

  • For a chance to win $100K towards your home loan, apply with Athena before Oct 31 & be approved by Dec 15
  • We lower your rate based off how much you’ve paid down your loan
  • Automatic rate match
VariableMore details
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^
AN EASY ONLINE APPLICATION

Yard Home Loan (Principal and Interest) (Special) (LVR < 70%)

  • Unlimited additional repayments
  • Unlimited free redraws
  • Optional 100% offset can be added for $120 p.a.^

Rates correct as of October 28, 2021. View disclaimer.

Macquarie Bank

Macquarie Bank made a wide variety of cuts across both owner occupier and investment loans. Key cuts are below:

  • Basic Variable Owner Occupied P&I 60: 5 basis point cut to 2.64% p.a. (2.64% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Offset Variable Owner Occupied P&I 60: 5 basis point cut to 2.64% p.a. (2.91% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Basic Flyer Home Loan P&I 60: 5 basis point cut to 2.69% p.a. (2.91% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Offset Flyer Home Loan P&I 60: 5 basis point cut to 2.69% p.a. (2.91% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Basic Variable Owner Occupied P&I 70: 10 basis point cut to 2.74% p.a. (2.74% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Offset Variable Owner Occupied P&I 70: 10 basis point cut to 2.74% p.a. (3.01% p.a. comparison rate*)

And for investors...

  • Basic Variable Investment P&I 60: 10 basis point cut to 2.89% p.a. (2.89% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Offset Variable Investment P&I 60: 10 basis point cut to 2.89% p.a. (3.16% p.a. comparison rate*)

Northern Inland Credit Union

This small credit union has made some pretty big rate cuts, reducing rates by up to 85 basis points across their owner occupier and investment home loans.

  • Introductory Home Loan P&I Fixed 1 yr: 50 basis point cut to 2.29% p.a. (3.92% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Introductory Home Loan P&I Fixed 3 yrs50 basis point cut to 2.29% p.a. (3.65% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Fixed Rate Owner Occupied 1 yr50 basis point cut to 2.79% p.a. (4.99% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Fixed Rate Owner Occupied 3 yrs50 basis point cut to 2.79% p.a. (4.60% p.a. comparison rate*)

And for investors...

  • Introductory Investment Loan P&I Fixed 2 yrs: 70 basis point cut to 2.79% p.a. (3.87% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Introductory Investment Loan P&I Fixed 3 yrs: 70 basis point cut to 2.79% p.a. (3.77% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Introductory Investment Loan P&I Fixed 1 yr: 85 basis point cut to 2.79% p.a. (3.96% p.a. comparison rate*)

With the cash rate looking to be set in stone for some time, it may be a good time to consider fixing your interest rate and locking in the savings. 


Disclaimers

The entire market was not considered in selecting the above products. Rather, a cut-down portion of the market has been considered which includes retail products from at least the big four banks, the top 10 customer-owned institutions and Australia’s larger non-banks:

  • The big four banks are: ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac
  • The top 10 customer-owned Institutions are the ten largest mutual banks, credit unions and building societies in Australia, ranked by assets under management in November 2020. They are (in descending order): Great Southern Bank, Newcastle Permanent, Heritage Bank, Peoples’ Choice Credit Union, Teachers Mutual Bank, Greater Bank, IMB Bank, Beyond Bank, Bank Australia and P&N Bank.
  • The larger non-bank lenders are those who (in 2020) has more than $9 billion in Australian funded loans and advances. These groups are: Resimac, Pepper, Liberty and Firstmac.
  • If you click on a product link and you are referred to a Product or Service Provider’s web page, it is highly likely that a commercial relationship exists between that Product or Service Provider and Savings.com.au

Some providers' products may not be available in all states. To be considered, the product and rate must be clearly published on the product provider's web site.

In the interests of full disclosure, Savings.com.au, Performance Drive and Loans.com.au are part of the Firstmac Group. To read about how Savings.com.au manages potential conflicts of interest, along with how we get paid, please click through onto the web site links.

*Comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over a term of 25 years. Please note the comparison rate only applies to the examples given. Different loan amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees and costs savings, such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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Emma Duffy is Assistant Editor at Your Mortgage and  Your Investment Property Mag, which are part of the Savings Media Group. In this role, she manages a team of journalists and expert contributors committed to keeping readers informed about the latest home loan and finance news and trends, as well as providing in-depth property guides. She is also a finance journalist at Savings.com.au which she joined shortly after its launch in early 2019. Emma has a Bachelor in Journalism and has been published in several other publications and been featured on radio.

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